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We’re going back to Vanilla!

And they didn’t lie. I could be cheeky and refer to the queue’s but that doesn’t matter so much if you’re in a Guild Chat on Teamspeak. Because we’re all there, waiting and bringing up memories of all those years.

First of all the ad is perfect. High production, captures the atmosphere perfectly and enough winks in it to get you to watch it frame by frame (There’s another GOT reference in there besides Hodor for instance). And the song is on repeat.

But the game… Classic pulls you back in time. No, I didn’t play Vanilla, but even starting just before Wrath, it had the same feeling as now. I didn’t know about addons so I had to look for everything myself. And there were a lot of other players helping each other out because they were all starting too. This is in sharp contrast with the main game where every move you do wrong comes with someone calling you a noob. In Classic, everyone starts from zero again and has to do everything on foot with just a couple of silver in their backpack.

So thanks, Blizzard, for taking the time and resources to rebuild this game from the ground up and putting it out there as an extra for subscribers. I hope the feeling lasts at least for some months.

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Ninja is leaving Twitch, will start streaming on Mixer exclusively

According to Twitch Tracker, Blevins reportedly has 14,956 subscribers on the Amazon-owned company (down from a peak of more than 285,000 in March 2018), with most of those subscriptions coming from Amazon Prime. He is also consistently one of the biggest streamers on the platform, which means this is a big blow for Twitch.

via Polygon

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Fortnite World Cup: how to watch and what to follow

Epic games is holding one of the biggest e-sports tournaments in history with the Fortnite World Cup starting on July 26th in New York City. The event will feature a $30 million prize pool and huge Twitch streamers like Ninja and Tfue.

www.theverge.com/2019/7/25/20708650/fortnite-world-cup-preview-streaming-twitch-youtube-esports

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Misinformer, a fake-news detection game on Kickstarter

As an ongoing project, real investigations from Point‘s YouTube channel will be fictionalized and added to the game as downloadable content, so there will be plenty of new material to play and the game will stay up to date with the news.

Engadget

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The Story Universe of Magic: The Gathering Is Expanding | WIRED

And as the story grows, it feeds back into the game. When one of those Planeswalkers, Gideon Jura, died in that new novel, Wizards of the Coast released a set of eight new cards commemorating his life and powers. The company called it a “Signature Spellbook”—classic Gideon-related cards with new art. You see how this works, right? The game can generate and absorb story. “A game mechanism is a kind of cosmology, whether you want to recognize it,” Kelman says. “We want to create a cosmology that honors the game mechanisms without literalizing them.”

Source: The Story Universe of Magic: The Gathering Is Expanding | WIRED